Definition of "accept" in Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /əkˈsept/

B1 to take something that someone offers you:

He accepted the job.
He won’t accept advice from anyone.

to say that something is true, often something bad:

He refuses to accept that he made a mistake.
accept responsibility/blame

to admit that you caused something bad that happened:

I accept full responsibility for the accident.

(Definition of “accept” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)